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  1. #1
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    Aug 2013
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    Help If Its A Boy!

    So for those of you who haven't seen my other posts, we find out in a week if its a boy or girl- yay! We've picked Cora if its a girl. For boys we are struggling. I just want the name to be 'perfect' but my husband and I have such different styles for boys names! Middle name will be John. Here's what we have

    Oliver - I like this more than hubby. I think it's cute on a little boy and grows up well. Just not sure it's 'the' name.
    Seamus- love love love. I think it's adorable. But it doesn't flow with our last name which starts with an 's' sound. It kind of runs together.
    Declan- I fell in love the first time I heard it. Declan John makes my heart melt. My husband loves it. Then I told my mom and aunt who said it sounds/looks like declaw or decathlon. Hmm. I don't want to end up calling him Decky or deck. Maybe ducky? Plus I'm nervous it'll be super popular and I picture a high school full of rebel, punk rock Declan's. silly? Probably...?
    Callen- hubby's favorite. I like it alright. Love the nickname Cal. Seems sort of trendy too.
    Noah- My favorite since I was a little girl. I know it's popular. Just can't help but love it! Hubby would take LOTS of convincing.
    Liam- slowly falling off our list due to popularity. I do love it though.

    We need help! I want a name we both love as much as Cora!!! Any advice?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
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    Declan is rising in popularity. It jumped 33 spots in the SSA Name Ranking. It was ranked 143 last year. Out of the names you list I like Oliver and Declan best. They both sound great with John. Callen is trendy. What about Calvin, Caleb or Callum?

    Some suggestions:
    Nolan
    Owen
    Julian
    Leo
    Felix
    Jonah
    Ethan
    Eli
    Elijah
    Ronan
    Brennan
    Conrad
    Desmond
    Malcolm
    Quinn
    Gavin
    Dany (Also known as Athena Danielle)
    Auntie to Q | Momma to a kit named Zola Bastet
    Girls | Combos | Boys



  3. #5
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    Mar 2013
    Location
    Boston, MA
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    how about Stellan? Swedish meaning calm. I think it's so nice.... I guess it has that trendy feel too though. Don't know about popularity.

    What else... Emmett, Conall, Torin, Rafferty, Crispin, Caspar, Jasper, Dominic, Bennett, Milo....

    I do love your list though. I think you need to try not to get too hung up on trendiness and popularity and go with what you love and what feels right. Nameberry can make you hyper aware of the potential trendiness of your chosen names. And if you choose Declan, your family will get used to it. When I first encountered the name, I saw de-clan and thought it was the oddest sound combination. But that was years ago, and now I think it is a fantastic name.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    New Jersey
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    I like Seamus but if you think it's too much with your last name that is something to consider. It seams you like Irish/Gaelic names that are somewhat familiar. I have a few suggestions.

    Brogan
    Braden
    Callister-you could still use Cal as nn
    Gannon
    Our heart: Apollo Allan

    My fur babies: Toby and Trixie
    GP: Desdemona/Phadera/Cressida/Devereaux/Tybalt/Tiberius/Kai

  5. #9
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    May 2012
    Location
    California
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    Oliver is my favorite from your list.

    I like the suggestion of Calvin as well.
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


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